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Sith at the Oscars.
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Originally posted by: codester
What do you expect Sith to receive at the Oscars? I think it may grab a Best Picture nod. But that is still uncertain.


LOL! Best picture LOL!!! Now that I got my tr set I don't know why I even bother anymore.


But on the subject of Narnia, what where those little square things they ate called, they were kind of light blueish color. Man, I had completely forgotten about that story until you guys mentioned it, takes me back. Anybody know where you can get a copy of the bbc series? There making a movie out of it?! Why?! What CGI garbage are they going to roll out now, damn it just stop it already!!!!
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When was "A New Hope" mentioned?
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Originally posted by: RowMan
I don't know when he actually mentioned it, but I'm sure I've read that the movie was always called "Episode IV: A New Hope." GL decided to take it out of the opening crawl at the last minute because he thought it might be unneccesarily confusing to the viewer. Of course later, after the film was a hit and sequels could be made, the full title was added back on to later prints.


How convenient.
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Did George actually have an "original vision?"
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Originally posted by: Shimraa
hey guy i just wanted to point out something that might give some evidence that lucas has the story planned out down the level where he knew that anakin created C3PO. in empire strikes back when chewie knocks over the 2 guards, the soldier is just aobut to shot him in the back, whos on his back, C3PO, and vader see this and puts his hand out to stop the man from killing chewie/ blowing up C3PO. i never saw it b4 but when i friend mentioned it made sense.


LOL! You have got to be kidding me!? Why anyone is responding to this with any seriousness is hysterical! This has to be the most ridiculous explanation of any PT-OT tie in ever, I'm sure theres others. Just LMAO here. LOL!
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From a Certain point of View...
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Originally posted by: Mavimao
I've thought about that extensively as well: would we have like the PT better if it had come first? After a long spring in the Himalayas meditating and pressing wild flowers, I've come to the conclusion that no. In the states that they are in now, the PT is dissapointing because in the end, they are just plain bad films. They are bloated, self-congratulatory pieces of crap that wouldn't have made it past Episode 1 had that been the first film. If Lucas had done his "original vision" and kept midgets, Han as a green monster etc, would he have had as equal success? For me, the answer is no. Star Wars would have died a painful death right in 1977 and we'd only be talking about these films in terms of its kitche factor. Kinda like Howard the Duck.

From what i've observed, Lucas' "original vision" is severely flawed. The only reason Star Wars became what it is was because of talented people like Gary Kurtz, Marcia Lucas and many others who helped him create balance and shell out a story that was magical and facinating. When Lucas has complete control, he just can't get it together.

The reason the PT was bad for me was not so much the story (although a few tweaks here and there would have helped), but the fact that Lucas, to me, looks like he has no idea what he's doing. It's so painfully obvious, and I feel that the only reason people even LIKE these films is BECAUSE they are Star Wars.

Look at what Lucas has done virtually solo: Return of the Jedi, Howard the Duck, Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith. Now look what he has done in collaboration: American Graffitti, Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

See the pattern?



Beautifully written!
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#120576
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Did George actually have an "original vision?"
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Originally posted by: Shimraa
nope, but i dont pretend to know him and judge how he did things in his life, how he made his movies and such. i also dont make asumptions about him that are negative.


Well if you did any digging yourself you could easily find information that contradicts his statement of having it all planned out before hand. The funny thing is you actually believe he did, don't you? You love the PT, ok I'll give you that, but buying his bull that he had all stories done is laughable and extremely sad.
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George Lucas says that the original versions of SW will probably be released on DVD
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Originally posted by: Seiji
Ah, thanks.

Are some of the other projects going on trying to fix this?

I've e-mailed Rikter about getting the OT on DVD-R. I wonder what versions he'll send me, maybe TR-47, are his missing these few seconds?


The new TR47/cowclops version won't be missing these few seconds, so no worrys.
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So why Define STAR WARS as OT OR PT?
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Originally posted by: Anchorhead
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Originally posted by: Tony
..wouldnt you like Episodes 3, 4, and 5 to fit in perfectly?

Those movies were made decades before the new ones. It's impossible for them not to fit in perfectly - they were first. It should be up to the writer to make the new ones "fit in". And spare me the whole "it was all written in 1975 as a complete story" diatribe. Those of us that were there, know better.

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Originally posted by: Tony
STAR WARS will always be STAR WARS as long as the story does not change.

That's already happened. Significantly.
Nothing was left to chance - there's no unseen characters, there's no luck, there's no twist of fate for anyone, no fortunate or unfortunate turn of events, no characters met along the way - no unrelated characters or events. He's taken a giant, space story from our deepest and wildest imaginations and repackaged it for the current generation of short-attention-span children and 20-somethings that are no longer able to use their imaginations to enrich a story in their minds or do any thinking on their own. They have to have every answer given to them - every detail spelled out for them. He's made the story very small and narrow, every detail neatly sewn up.

He's taken a great outer space science fiction story and turned it into a kids bedtime story where everyone lives happily ever after. It's The Wizard Of Oz for today's generation….


DOROTHY
But you couldn't have been, could you?

AUNT EM
Oh, we dream lots of silly things when we --

DOROTHY
No, Aunt Em -- this was a real, truly live
place. And I remember that some of it
wasn't very nice....

DOROTHY
...but most of it was beautiful. But just
the same, all I kept saying to everybody
was, I want to go home. And they sent me
home.

MLS -- Dorothy lying in bed -- Aunt Em sitting by her -- Professor at
window -- Uncle Henry -- Zeke -- Hunk and Hickory standing by -- they
laugh -- Toto jumps up on to bed -- Dorothy takes Toto in her arms --

DOROTHY
Doesn't anybody believe me?

UNCLE HENRY
Of course we believe you, Dorothy.

DOROTHY
Oh, but anyway, Toto, we're home!

MCU -- Dorothy holding Toto in her arms -- Camera shooting past Aunt Em at
right f.g. -- Dorothy looks around room -- speaks -- tears come to her
eyes -- Aunt Em rises -- puts her arm around Dorothy -

DOROTHY
Home! And this is my room -- and you're
all here! And I'm not going to leave here
ever, ever again, because I love you all!
And -- Oh, Auntie Em -- there's no place
like home!

FADE OUT:


Couldn't agree more with you. Watered down garbage movies and using the "children" as a crutch.